Who Pays a Failed LLC's Debts?

In theory, if a limited-liability company cannot pay up, then landlords and other creditors cannot come after the owners' personal assets

My spouse and I owned an LLC that closed last October. We filed dissolution with the state. We had a five-year lease agreement that has two years left on it. Although the business is now closed, the landlord has sent us collections notices for partial payments through October '08 as well as the lease payment and utility bills for 2009. We can't pay, and now he's trying to garnish our wages. Are we personally liable for these debts although our business is dissolved? We cannot afford a lawyer. —L.P.N., Green Bay, Wis.

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